Veritas Awards 2016 results

The results of the 26th annual Veritas Awards were announced on Friday night, Distell the most successful producer with two double gold medals and 12 gold medals. There were 1 760 entries in total with 38 double gold medals awarded. The double-gold medal winners by category are as follows: Brandy Flight of the Fish Eagle […]

October 9, 2016
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WOSA appoints new communications manager

Wines of South Africa (WOSA), the not-for-profit industry organisation which promotes the exports of all South African wine, has appointed editor and wine writer, Maryna Strachan, as communications manager, effective from 1 November. In her new role, she will serve as the liaison between WOSA and its member producers as well as with international trade […]

October 7, 2016
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Neil Ellis Cinsaut Groenekloof Darling Hills 2014

The 2014 vintage of Cinsaut from Neil Ellis is a degree lower in alcohol than the maiden 2012 and is all the better for it. From a vineyard planted some 40 years ago in the Groenekloof ward of Darling, the wine spent 16 months in 500-litre French oak barrels, 20% new. The nose shows cherries, […]

October 7, 2016
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Six Nations Wine Challenge 2016 results

Results of this year’s Six Nations Wine Challenge between Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and the USA have been announced. There are six judges, one from each participating country with Michael Fridjhon representing South Africa, and each judge is set the task of selecting 100 wines across 15 classes with a maximum of […]

October 6, 2016
by Christian
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Reverie Chenin Blanc 2015

The Swartland Chenin Blanc that Winery of Good Hope winemaker Jacques de Klerk makes under his own label called Reverie is becoming something of a benchmark version for the district. From a 1978 vineyard planted on granite, the 2015 was spontaneously fermented and matured for 13 months in old oak. The nose is wonderfully enticing […]

October 6, 2016
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FNB Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 Competition 2016: Finalists announced

Twenty wines have been shortlisted as finalists for 2016 FNB  Sauvignon Blanc Top 10 honours. The contenders, in alphabetical order, are: Almenkerk 2015 Cape Point Vineyards 2015 Catherine Marshall 2015 De Grendel 2016 Delaire Graff 2016 Diemersdal MM Louw 2015 Eikendal 2015 Elgin Vintners 2015 Fryer’s Cove Bamboesbay 2015 Hermanuspietersfontein Nr 5 2013 Jordan 2016 […]

October 5, 2016
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Change of winemaker at Glen Carlou

Johnnie Calitz, previously of Anura, takes over as head winemaker at Paarl property Glen Carlou as of this month. Outgoing winemaker Arco Laarman, who has worked at Glen Carlou for 17 years, wiill be involved with the 2017 harvest in an advisory role to ensure style consistency. Laarman resigned from Glen Carlou to commence his […]

October 5, 2016
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Absa Perold Cape Blend Competition 2016 results

Results of the sixth annual Absa Perold Cape Blend Competition were announced earlier today, the top five wines as follows: Beyerskloof Faith 2014 Flagstone Dragon Tree 2014 Idiom Cape Blend 2013 KWV Abraham Perold Tributum 2014 Pulpit Rock Louisa Reserve 2013

October 5, 2016
by Christian
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